Working Upwards from the Foundation: Achieving Total Health
Chiropractic care is quite similar to constructing a house. Every step must be executed in a particular order to ensure that everything stands strong and works together as it should. Building the walls of a house before having a solid foundation would result in weak walls and could possibly even result in those walls collapsing. To take this a step further, building the roof without proper execution of the previous two steps would result in the same problems. Chiropractic care is very much the same. Your body's foundation must be addressed and attended to first and foremost before true health can be achieved elsewhere in your body. A particular set of steps must be followed while receiving chiropractic treatment in order for the body to repair itself fully and correctly. The following is a list and explanation of each of those steps:
What to Expect:
Step 1: Relief Care
The first objective when you visit our office is to reduce any pain you may already be experiencing. While the mount of visits per week and longevity of these visits varies depending on the severity of the underlying condition, this step usually requires 2-3 visits per week for anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks.
Step 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
The goal of this phase is to restore your body to 100% of its functioning capabilities. It is during this phase that muscle and tissues are given time to heal more completely, thus preventing injuries in the future. This phase requires visits for chiropractic care and/or adjustments around 4-8 times per month for anywhere from 6 to 24 months, depending on the severity of your initial problem and your overall health.
Step 3: Wellness Care
Once you are no longer experiencing pain and your body has fully healed, coming in for periodic chiropractic adjustments is important to ensure that you avoid any problems in the future. Based on your lifestyle and goals, this final phase requires a quick visit to your chiropractor anywhere from 1 to 4 times per month.